After my last two workshops I spent some time driving around with a couple of friends. I wanted to visit a tree farm that my friend Lynn Fulton wrote to me about. When my small group arrived we were immediately met with no trespassing signs everywhere. So off we went to find the owners and get permission. After a considerable amount of time finding them we were granted permission for two days. Yippee!
Once we settled on our shooting location the three of us scattered. I walked into the trees and it felt like an odd forest with lines everywhere as far as my eye could see. If I turned right there would be a pattern and if I turned left there would be a pattern. It was a dream come true for me. I have always loved trees and to be able to spend some time alone in the grove was beyond amazing for me.
I shot my regular straight shots first then moved onto in-camera multiple exposures, pan blurs and high key shots. I used my EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera and my old faithful- EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens both hand held or on my Induro GIT304L Grand Series 3 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod.
The top image was the starting image of my pink tree image before I cropped it and tweaked the colors. Nik Glamour Glow was added to both plus a few more creative edits.
Here are a few of my favorite shots so far… I say so far as I have not gone through them all!
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Pink Trees
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ The Path
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ High Key Grove
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ The shot directly below is a 6 image multiple exposure of the exact same composition.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ This is a 6 image in-camera multiple exposure created by moving my hand held camera upward slowly between shots.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ This was one of my favorites.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ 9 image multiple exposure
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Topaz Impression applied
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ most trees stood straight and some did not 🙂
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ The soft pink version of the image directly above
I don’t want to disclose the location as the locals don’t want loads of photographers hanging around while they haul crop in and out of the surrounding area. I appreciate your understanding and not emailing me for the location.